2017Hotline w/ Axxa Abraxas, Quincy Winston
FebruaryDoors 8:00, Show 9:00 - $5
The duo employs an ever-expanding network of friends and collaborators to cultivate a recorded repertoire and live show that bridges the gap between free-wheeling instrumentalism, and immaculate prepared sonics.
Their debut album was recorded with love at the legendary Fidelitorium in central NC by jangle pop godfather Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Pavement, Let's Active) and Missy Thangs (Birds of Avalon).
It was released two months later by Friends Records, a pillar of the Baltimore underground that has developed a reputation for spotless curation across all styles (The Snails, Peals, Other Colors, Wing Dam, Moss of Aura, Blacksage)
The tracks on the record were written and demo’ed around the time Ben was in college (and shortly after) in Athens, GA where he was studying psychology, religion and sociology… as well as developing a fascination with analog synth that made it’s way into his mix of influences. Meanwhile, he started the RTA Collective, which featured his cassette and CDR releases along with his visual art. This combination arrived in a package to the Captured Tracks office in the form of a demo that stood out amongst the hundreds of others with it’s charged DiY silkscreen imagery and poppy fuzz psych music.
The label enlisted Jarvis Taveniere (Woods, Rear House Recording) to record and produce what would become Axxa/Abraxas debut. It’s the artistic culmination of prodigious young songwriter putting it all together in an erudite way despite his tendency to write lyrics which are “…generally directed at myself, often criticizing my shortcomings…” No matter how he criticizes himself, one need only listen to the record to see he’s quite confident in his music.
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